UN: More than 6.3 million Ukrainians are refugees

UN: More than 6.3 million Ukrainians are refugees

The United Nations says there are more than 6.3 million Ukrainian refugees in the world.

"Currently, more than 6.3 million Ukrainians are refugees and an estimated 5.1 million are internally displaced," Rosemary DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, said at the UN Security Council meeting, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.

As noted, about 4.75 million Ukrainians have returned to their homes, including 1.1 million from abroad, since the beginning of the war.

"While most of many refugees and internally displaced persons want to return to their places of origin, voluntary return in safety and dignity will not be possible for many, given the current security situation," the diplomat noted.

DiCarlo added that Ukraine "has become one of the most heavily mined countries in the world", so the UN provides significant support for removing explosive devices from the country's territory.

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